NASFAA has conducted benchmarking surveys of financial aid administrators and offices for more than two decades. This report presents findings from the 2018 NASFAA Benchmarking Survey, which updates the 1995 through 2017 reports. Where possible, this report shows trends in data over time.
This report, the 2019 NASFAA Benchmarking Report: Key Factors That Impact Financial Aid Office Salaries, Staff Size, Administrative Capacity, and Campus Relations, also provides a description of the Staffing Model that identifies and explains the key factors used to create the model. This model (or calculation) produces a general measure of how offices with similar characteristics (e.g., size, institution type, control) are staffed. Details on the model may be found below. NASFAA members may access both the report and model, free of charge.
The report is available for purchase to non-members.
NASFAA also provides results from our 2019 Benchmarking Report by the following variables:
This model allows you to enter a number of variables that are statistically significant in determining staff size in financial aid offices and generates a custom report that measures your institution's staffing level against other institutions operating in similar circumstances.
For additional questions about the 2019 Benchmarking Survey Report or Staffing Model please contact NASFAA's Research Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (202) 785-7284.
Publication Date: 3/12/2019